Sunday, April 10, 2005

Tamihere antisemite?

there are alot of people very angry at tamihere for saying this

“The Weisenthal Institute is the same. I’m sick and tired of hearing how many Jews got gassed, not because I’m not revolted by it - I am - or I’m not violated by it - I am - but because I already know that. "
“How many times do I have to be told and made to feel guilty?”

I think it is a storm in a tea cup.

Tamihere in this very quote denies being a holocaust denier or a suporter of the holocaust. As such there is nothign revolting about it.

I think that there is a problem here because if you attack non revisionists when they say somthing that is not anti-jew, and even worse is a widely held belief (rather like many people are sick of hearing about the maori wars), you run the risk of alienating the public from you. You become the kid who cried wolf. I dont think tamihere said anything worth screaming about.

The only answer to tamihere is "well we are going to keep telling you about it anyway because your SUPPOSED to feel sick! thats what genocide should do". And you definitly have the right to do that.

You will only confuse him for an antisemite if you are a pretty superficial follower of politics unlike the genuine anti-Semites.
If there are so many real antisemites out there (and there are quite a few) you should save your energy for hunting them down.


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